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Cooking Japanese Food in Season: November Vegetables

The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: October Vegetables

Sweet potatoes and enoki mushrooms are both in season in October in Japan, and will be featured in many Japanese dishes during this time. These vibrant ingredients are also very healthy, and will make a good addition to your regular diet.

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: September Vegetables

In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.

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Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Recipe & Video: Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Soy sauce, mirin, and sake mixed in the golden ratio are the key to the secret sauce behind this yummy and authentic Ginger Pork Shogayaki. Learn how to make this quick and easy dish at home with our recipe and video.

Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Recipe & Video: Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Make an authentic Japanese simmered daikon radish with chicken soboro using our handy recipe. This dashi-broth-infused dish is simple yet elegant and packs a lot of flavor, making it perfect as a side or main dish for many different occasions.

Bean Sprouts Curry Soy Sauce

Recipe & Video: Bean Sprouts Curry Soy Saute

A healthy Japanese recipe that also packs a serious flavor blast, this Bean Sprout Curry with Soy Sauce recipe uses ingredients like pork, sake and curry powder to create a light meal that can be served at any time.

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Zucchini and Tuna Pasta

Recipe & Video: Zucchini and Tuna Pasta

Wafu Pasta is an Italian-influenced Japanese fusion specialty that is popular in Japan but still not widely known in the west. Learn how to create one right here with our easy to follow authentic Japanese food recipe and video.

salmon and cucumber sushi cake

Recipe & Video: Salmon & Cucumber Sushi Cake

Sashimi grade fish layered on top of sushi rice has become the Internet's hottest culinary sensation, the sushi cake! Learn how to make it right in your kitchen with our recipe and expert tips for getting it perfect for the first time.

What Makes Japanese Wagyu Beef Good

What Makes Japanese Wagyu Beef Good?

Wagyu beef, which comes from Japanese Wagyu cattle, is said to be the best beef in the world. But what makes Wagyu beef so delicious? High-fat content and more separates Wagyu beef from all other types of meat.

Summer Character Bento Box

Recipe & Video: Summer Character Bento Box

Bento boxes are designed for life on the go. With this summer bento box, we make eating outdoors even more enjoyable by creating a black bear character bento that will impress kids and adults alike. The best part is that this recipe can be made at...